Asus A7V266-E dead? What to check?
Posted on 2009-04-11
My computer stopt working, I didn't display any video. I took out the motherboard and stripped eveyrthing. Only a processor, no memory, no peripherals / cards. Motherboard is partly working as when I connect it to an ATC PSU, the green LED starts burning and when I shortcut pin 4 and 5 on the connector, the fans start. No difference if I take out the processor, but the board for the rest remains dead. No beeps. When I only insert a AGP-8 video card, nothing is displayed. Funny thing is of course that I can sort of power it. Connected the external speaker to the appropriate connector, this one also remains dead. I did not change ANY of the dipswitches or jumpers. Battery seems ok. I don't see any leaking capacitors. What else can I measure (I got a multimeter). Where can I start searching? I'm quite sure 90% is working.
I have a vague idea what might have caused a problem... It might have been that an extension card (TV card) was not inserted for 100%. That might create some nasty side effects??
No idea where to start searching. Processor might be dead, it always ran quite hot, but at a certain moment I changed the fan. And even without a processor, the baord should beep as no memory is installed...